How to manage diabetic sick days
Therapeutic Guidelines: Endocrinology provides advice on how to manage these sick days.
The body’s response to illness includes the secretion of hormones that increases blood glucose and this can lead to dehydration.
Patients with type 1 diabetes are likely to need more insulin. To avoid ketosis, Therapeutic Guidelines: Endocrinology recommends an adequate intake of fluid, carbohydrate and appropriate doses of insulin.
If the patient has high fever, persistent vomiting, drowsiness orketosis, they